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Time to Degree: A National View of the Time Enrolled and Elapsed for Associate and Bachelor’s Degree Earners
This report examines time to degree completion for a cohort of students who earned an associate degree as their first and only postsecondary degree or a bachelor’s degree as their first four-year degree between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015. Overall, the average time enrolled for associate and bachelor’s degree earners was 3.3 years and 5.1 years, respectively. However, as the report shows, the time required for successful degree attainment could be influenced by the pathway the student followed as well as by factors, such as stop outs and less than full-time enrollment status. read more
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The Research Center regularly publishes reports on student access, student mobility, credential attainment, and enrollment trends. These reports are based on student-level data provided exclusively to the National Student Clearinghouse by our nationwide network of postsecondary institutions. The reports are free, to benefit and better inform the educational community, policymakers, community leaders, and others. Click on a report series below to view the reports within that series.